Rising Prices Make Local Lobster Lovers Steam
Now that the warm weather has finally decided to come around, you may be thinking that it's a great time for a lobster dinner. Prices have almost doubled, that's just cray!
NBCConnecticut.com reports that the decadent crustacean's cost per pound has soared from last year's price of $8.00 to this season's $15.00. Holy Mackerel! That will make any lobster lover crabby.
Some local restaurants who use pre-shucked meat have seen that particular price go to $40 per pound, and were floundering for a solution. Instead of selling their soles and doubling prices, some have decided to temporarily take lobster off of their menu.
What's the problem? It basically boils down to a long winter and cold spring, which keep lobster hauls down and Canadian fisheries closed. Once temperatures are a bit more seasonal, however, fisheries open, prices come down, hauls become more abundant, and prices drop. Until then, we can do one of two things:
- Pay up just for the halibut.
- Clam up until prices go down
In the meantime, if you find lobster at a better price, I'll be perched right here, so please let minnow.
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